Home School Creative Commons Resources
Homeschool Commons was created to serve as a central juncture for finding free resources to use in personal and commercial ventures.
There are other amazing websites that are directed towards homeschoolers which organize and/or provide free resources for use in educating your children. This site is not trying to reproduce the efforts of others.
Instead, this site attempts to provide a clear distinction between material that is free for personal use, and that which is truly liberated. Therefore, much of what is found here will be content in the public domain or copyrighted under a flexible creative commons license.
This means that much of the material can be used to create new works and share with others.
All the material you will find in this category, unless otherwise noted, is free.
I have homeschooled my children since 2004 and have used tons of free use or public domain content in our studies. I love to make printables and other resources from public domain sources.
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How to Use The Commons Category
This category is meant to serve as a hub for free educational material found on the web that is suitable for use in homeschooling, unschooling, and other alternative educational ventures.
There are three main categories. The information in this category is organized in three ways: by grade level, subject, and copyright license.
You can also find what you are looking for by typing in the search button located at the top-right of every page. Try keywords rather than specific phrases to get the most results from your search.
Gardening is a skill that incorporates science, mathematics, and physical work into an enjoyable and productive study. Even the smallest child can gain valuable knowledge and experience by working in the soil to grow healthy food and beautiful flowers. Here are some public domain books dedicated to gardening. The first book is written in a Read More »
Carpentry is the oldest of the arts, and it has been said that the knowledge necessary to make a good carpenter fits one for almost any trade or occupation requiring the use of tools. The hatchet, the saw, and the plane are the three primal implements of the carpenter. The value is in knowing how Read More »
Here are three nice e-books in the public domain about early American history. All three are written in a narrative style- attempting to bring to life some of the most famous stories from the ages of Exploration up to the American Revolution. 1. Builders of Our Country Description from the book: Of the narrative forms Read More »
This simple book approaches drawing techniques through providing simple illustrations in which the students are to study and copy. Starting with simple lines, each illustration grows in difficulty and technique. This book would be great for printing out the black and white illustrations and coloring them to use in projects. There are several pages of Read More »
This amazing drawing book, first published in 1940, appears to be in the public domain. A concise course on drawing birds, this book is an excellent resource for artists and nature buffs alike. The first part of the book introduces the reader to the various bird parts and their forms. Wings, beaks, heads, etc. Then Read More »